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Curiosity update: Brushing Beauly and beholding Balnakettle

Sol 2443, June 20, 2019, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: Curiosity is still parked at a tilt of a little over 23˚ to examine the outcrop on top of “Teal Ridge.” While the science team begins to pore over … Continue reading

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Curiosity: On Teal Ridge

Sol 2441, June 19, 2019. Curiosity is placed so that mission scientists can examine the outcrop closely. At right are the views from the front Hazcam view and Navcam. Above is a Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) frame showing regular … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: So much to do before the holiday

Sols 2441-42, June 19, 2019, update by MSL engineer Ashley Stroupe: Curiosity is still parked on Teal Ridge and is in the midst of an extended contact science campaign. This ridge location, shown in the attached image over Curiosity’s shoulder, … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Nice view from up here

Sol 2439, June 17, 2019. With the Navcam frames downloaded and composited, it becomes clear that Curiosity climbed the Waypoint 4 ridge, and the layered outcrop lies at its… er, wheels. Beyond the summit rocks, waves of low ridges roll … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Retransmit, please!

Sol 2440, June 17, 2019, update by MSL scientist Dawn Sumner: Curiosity’s most recent transmission didn’t come down as expected, so our plan today is to command the rover to retransmit its latest data. That includes where it ended up … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Up to the ridgetop

Sol 2439, June 17, 2019. Rover planners gave the OK to drive Curiosity up the pebbled slope of the Marwick Head ridge to examine the outcrop at the summit, in particular the layered portion at top right. Above is the … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: An oasis of rock in a sea of pebbles

Sols 2437-39, June 14, 2019, update by MSL scientist Catherine O’Connell-Cooper: We are investigating the ridges which are such a prominent feature in this section of Glen Torridon. The ridges appear to be composed of sand and pebbles, capped with … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Alongside the ridge

Sol 2436, June 14, 2019. As scientists probe the low ridge, they are looking for rock outcrops that can tell them something of its structure and nature under the smooth, pebble-covered surface. Click the image to enlarge it. Sol 2436 … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: So many choices, so little time

Sol 2436, June 14, 2019, update by MSL scientist Michelle Minitti: The planning day started with a change of plans. Due to a late-breaking change in relay pass scheduling, the decisional pass (the communication pass carrying the latest information about … Continue reading

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Curiosity: At the waypoint ridge

Sol 2435, June 13, 2019. The ridge at Waypoint 4 is the latest stop for Curiosity. As detailed here, the ridge is of geological interest because its origin is unclear to mission scientists and may shed light on the Glen … Continue reading

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